Stocks mixed ahead of opening bell as trading week draws to a close
The world's largest maker of appliances, Whirlpool Corp. (WHR), reported Friday its third-quarter earnings fell by nearly half to $87 million, or $1.15 a share, from $163 million, or $2.15 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Still, the company far exceeded analyst estimates of 77 cents a share. The Michigan-based company also raised its full-year earnings guidance to $4.25 a share, from the previously stated range of $3.50 to $4 a share.
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